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Harvey Weinstein reportedly facing 'criminal investigations' over allegations

Harvey Weinstein reportedly facing 'criminal investigations' over allegations

Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Monday on CNN: "I think any of us who received donations should [donate them to charity] and use it to support the cause of combating sexual harassment". His subsequent ousting was perhaps going to happen soon anyway; the protective bubble around him had begun to deflate when Fox's owner, Rupert Murdoch, ceded more control of the network to his sons, James and Lachlan, who were decidedly less boosterish of Ailes.

In accounts in the New York Times, the New Yorker and elsewhere, more than 20 women have spoken out against the producer, with allegations including rape, forced oral sex, groping and harassment.

Seydoux - who said she believes the incident happened in 2012, but is not entirely sure - said that she was attending a Paris fashion show when she agreed to meet Weinstein in his hotel room to discuss acting opportunities, as she was still a star on the rise at the time.

Clinton's decision not to donate is probably more justifiable, given that the campaign is over.

Mr. Weinstein is a longtime donor to the Democratic Party. Why not just do what other Democrats are doing and unload it? Sen. We must wonder if Weinstein fell because his enormous influence, and the power structures that helped protect it, had already begun to fade.

"In a criminal matter, it would be up to the District Attorney's office to determine if there's sufficient evidence of sexual assault, or battery or related claims to pursue criminal actions against him", says Reddock-Wright.

Seydoux did fight back, though, adding that even though Weinstein tried to kiss her more than once, he eventually relented because, as she suspects, he respected her resistance. "But from a traditional analysis sense, the only allegations that would be actionable would be from the last year, or a year from the report of the alleged misconduct".

Planned Parenthood says disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein never made good on a $100,000 donation he pledged at a fundraiser for the nation's largest abortion provider earlier this year. In the wake of the scandal, Weinstein has hired attorney Blair Berk - whose client roster has included Britney Spears, Kiefer Sutherland, Heather Locklear, Mel Gibson and Leonardo DiCaprio - as well as the firm of Patricia Glaser.

"I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did", Jolie wrote in a statement to the New York Times, which first reported allegations against him last week. Since the first New York Times story broke, Weinstein lost lawyers Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis.

"He's admitted to the behavior on some level", she says. "I had to defend myself".